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Man injured after 'brick bounced back' in PIPS office attack

Published 13/04/2016

Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. PIPS Chief Executive Brian Maguire pictured outside the office. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 14-04-2016: A man in his 40s has been arrested after the windows of a suicide prevention charity's offices in north Belfast were smashed during an attack. The incident happened at the offices of Public Initiative For Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm (PIPS) on the Antrim Road on Wednesday night. Picture By: Pacemaker.

A man is in hospital after a brick bounced back and hit him when he allegedly threw it at the office of the Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide (PIPS) charity on the Antrim Road in north Belfast.

The front windows of the property were smashed in the incident on Wednesday evening.

Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Pictured is the scene at the PIPS charity office on the Antrim Road ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

A number of people were in the premises at the time but were not injured.

The man, who is in his 40s, reportedly threw a brick at the window but it bounced back and hit him.

He was arrested at the scene and is currently being treated in hospital for a head injury.

Police said they are investigating criminal damage at the property and enquiries are continuing.

In a post on their Facebook page, a spokesperson for the charity said: "I would just like to thank the amazing board, staff, volunteers, family group , and friends of PIPS for all their help and support tonight."

Following the clean up, the charity was able to open as normal on Thursday.

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